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WLU opens lactation room on College Union’s top floor

September 26, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor  Upstairs in the College Union, a space is now available for students, faculty and staff who are nursing with the new lactation room in room S3. Plans for this space have been in the making for a while, but it’s now finally ready to be utilized. Read More »...

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

September 25, 2017

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager   West Liberty University’s personal training program is back in action after a successful first year. The program was introduced last fall semester and it instantly became popular among students. Personal training offers students a chance to have someone to w...

United States leading in obesity rates

June 28, 2017

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer Can you guess what the United States is leading the world in? Many would say that America has the largest economy in the world; while this is true, China is destined to surpass us in that category by 2030. Unfortunately, the U.S. now holds the record as the mo...

Stress can have positive effects on students

June 16, 2017

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer  Stress is something that every college student knows way too well. However, the positive effects of stress are often overlooked. Vilma Ruddock, author of “What Is Positive Stress?” says, “Positive stress or eustress (also called good stress) is when you perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will l...

Disproving ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’

Disproving ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’

May 26, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor Over the past few years, I’ve been serious about getting healthy and losing weight. I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 80 pounds and counting on this lengthy journey. My largest weight that I can remember was 272 pounds; I’m just at the 190-pound mark, give or take a few, ...

Mental Health Month brings awareness this May

May 18, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Ever since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. Mental Health America (MHA) began the recognition, and each year, MHA and multiple other organizations come together to educate, bring awareness and fight the stigma. Read More »...

Student succeeds despite rare heart condition

Student succeeds despite rare heart condition

May 7, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor Most take for granted that blood-pumping organ that beats 100,000 times a day in your chest. Evan Greco knows all too well the true value of the heart. He’s living with a rare heart defect, but just as he did in his high school marching band’s drumline, Evan doesn’t miss a beat...

Students should learn how to manage stress

April 30, 2017

 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    It’s easy to become stressed out during the last part of any semester. Although a part of me is longing for summer break, another part of me is not looking forward to it just yet because of how much work I have left before I get there. I’m sure I’m not the on...

Top 5 different ways to stay fit on campus 

April 19, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor    Sometimes it's hard to get into a nice rhythm when it comes to exercise, especially in college. Here are some tips to get or stay in shape while on West Liberty University’s campus.  Read More »...

WLU keeps students fit with wellness opportunities 

April 9, 2017

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer   West Liberty’s campus offers many ways for students to stay fit and healthy. There are numerous sport clubs that students can join, physical education classes and even official sports teams that they can tryout for. During the past year, these opportunities h...

Beta Rho Epsilon hosts Relay for Life this Saturday 

April 7, 2017

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager    Relay for Life is just around the corner, which means the sisters of Beta Rho Epsilon are hard at work planning their annual event. The walk is April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and will take place in the ASRC.    This year’s theme will be “Finding A Cu...

Caution: Binge watching can be dangerous!

March 17, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor   It is not uncommon to hear people talking about watching a whole TV series in only a handful of days, or even bragging about it yourself. With streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu among others, it has become so easy to get caught up in watching a show.  Eve...

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